This story was shared by a resident named Josie Mejia. Her family recently decided to visit Punta Negra, a small seaside community near their home in Peru. They came to a rocky shore and saw a dog there.The dog was just sitting on the shore, and wasn’t taking his eyes off the water.
“He didn’t seem abandoned. He wore a ribbon around his neck and his fur was clean,” Mejía told The Dodo. “I pet him, waiting for his owner, but minutes passed and no one came.”
Josie didn’t know how to help the dog, so they asked locals who were nearby at the beach. It turned out that almost everyone in the area knew and loved this dog. One man told them a touching story and the reason why the dog was sitting there.
“He explained that practically everyone in the area knows the dog and is very fond of him,” Mejía said. “He told us that the dog’s owner was a fisherman who passed away some time ago, and that the dog comes to the beach every day and stares out to sea.”
Even though the dog’s owner is gone, this boy is surrounded by love and care. Locals take care of him and he has a nickname, Vaguito. Such a touching story!
“I have a dog at home,” Mejía said. “I love dogs in general. His story really touched my heart.”